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Posts by Joel A. Salinas, MD, MSc, MBA

  • Two very different risk factors, social isolation and low levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, are associated with increased risk of stroke and dementia. Mass General researchers investigated whether social relationships reduce stroke and dementia risk through the BDNF pathway.


Dr. Joel Salinas is a neurologist with expertise in the field of Brain Health also known as Neurohealth. He primarily sees patients in consultation with the aim of preserving brain health, preventing brain disease, and restoring brain function through the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Brain Health. Dr. Salinas also has subspecialty training in cognitive behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. He sees a wide variety of patients with neurologic issues and psychiatric complications of neurologic disease through the Massachusetts General Hospital Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit.